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Drunk mother picks up 8 kids from school and drives them home while drinking beer

By Mason White 4:03 PM April 9, 2017
Kelly D. Harris
Kelly D. Harris
By: Alexis Bell

A mother did not care about the well being of young children and drove drunk while the kids were with her in her car, according to police in Florida.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 37-year-old Kelly D. Harris, who is also known as Kelly Zeitler, after one of the children told police that she was drinking and driving.

Harris has been charged with 8 counts of neglect of a child. She was booked into the Pinellas County jail, and her bail has been set at $40,000.

A judge has ordered her to wear an alcohol monitor until the end of her trial.

According to the police investigation, on Tuesday afternoon, Harris was drunk when she arrived at school to pick up one of her children.

She then drove away from the school with 8 children in her vehicle while she was under the influence of alcohol. Harris drove to a Publix, where she bought a can of beer.

She opened the can and drank the beer while driving the children home. One of the kids yelled at her to stop after nearly hitting another vehicle.

Police caught Harris, outside of her home. One of the children told police that Harris smelled of alcohol when she arrived at school.

Police have not charged Harris with drunk driving because officer did not see her driving drunk.